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Compost Sculptures
Make Compost Sculptures out of leaves!
Make Compost Sculptures out of leaves!
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These Compost Sculptures make interesting lawn decorations, and you'll end up with some handy compost by spring break! Check out this cool back-to-school craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper yard-waste bags
  • Crayons or permanent markers
  • String
  • Smaller brown paper bags
  • Twigs (optional)
  • Tape

You've probably seen those orange plastic bags that look like pumpkin faces and are filled with leaves. The ones you make will be even better for the environment. If you place them where they'll be protected during the winter, in a few months you'll have some compost in the bottom of the bags -- just in time for your spring garden!

Step 1: Before filling the yard-waste bags with leaves, decorate them with the crayons or markers. Animal faces, funny faces, or designs of any kind make interesting sculptures.

Step 2: When finished, fill the bags with leaves.

Step 3: Tie the tops shut.

Step 4: You can add twigs for arms, use a smaller paper bag to make a hat -- who knows where your imagination will take you!

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